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Original European artwork / Unique Dutch winter landscape - $750 (Columbia)

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Looking for a unique Father's Day gift?

This is an original oil-on-tile painting of a winter scene signed "n. Apol". This is short for "naar Apol" a Dutch art term meaning "after Apol" or "in the style of Apol".

This 4 5/8" x 6 7/8" (about 12 x 17.5 cm) ceramic tile is set in a 11 3/8" x 9 3/8" (about 29 x 23.5 cm) wood frame and probably dates from the early 1900's, although it cannot be dated exactly. This is a typical Apol-type scene with the snowy river bank, bare trees and barn-like structure as the focus with a windmill and other structures in the background. There are skaters on the iced-over river and what looks like the figure of an old woman walking along the bank. The actual artist is not known.

The painting was recently cleaned and restored by professional art conservator Katya Dovgan and appraised at $1200 by Lyndi McNulty (Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD art appraiser for 35 years, lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution). I'm selling it for less because I need to downsize.

This piece of art was purchased at an art show in Germany in 1990.

A truly unique Fathers Day gift for a collector!

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Louis Apol was a popular Dutch artist (1850-1936) who specialized in winterscapes and landscapes (more information below). His work was so popular that many artists painted in his style, thus the signature, "naar Apol".

Information on Apol paraphrased from Wikipedia:
Lodewijk (or Ludwijk ) Frederik Hendrik (Louis) Apol (6 September 1850 in The Hague - 22 November 1936 in The Hague) was a Dutch painter and one of the most prominent representatives of the Hague School of art. Louis Apol specialized in winterscapes.
Louis Apol is one of the most important masters of the Hague School and is especially known for his winter landscapes and snowy wood-views. People play a very subordinate, sometimes not even a single, role. All the attention goes to nature. Apol found the most beautiful landscapes especially in and around the Hague and around Arnhem, the Netherlands. His winter landscapes received art awards regularly, beginning with his first gold medal in 1872. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her mother Emma both bought work from him. In the rest of Europe and also in America his paintings became very popular.

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